The Funky Cuts
A cover song according to Wikipedia is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song. In the 19th Century if you wanted to hear a song you sang it yourself or you listened to someone else sang. Songwriters made their money through sheet music or writing songs for others to bring to the stage and in later years the radio. It took to the late 1950's for record sales to overtake sheet music sales and the piano in the parlour was replaced by a gramophone. Even then the song was king as the record companies brought out versions by their contracted popular singers. Hits in the States were then covered by UK artists. Cover songs exist today as remixes, edits and versions. The Answer song was written to respond to usually a hit record and country and rhythm and blues charts.
The Funky Cuts presents a selection of cover and answer songs some of which served to fill up an album. Two of the artists hits a couple of someone else's hits and songs written by the arranger or producer or someone whom the producer owed money too. You might spot examples in today's selection.12:00 - 13:00